We leave from Setcases to Vallter 2000 in almost 12 km of highway with an average percentage of 8% more or less rise, in 2019 they have placed bicycle signs every kilometer.
From Vallter half an hour on foot, pushing the bike to the Coma Ermada plain and later we make almost 4 km plains for easy Alpine pasture with some stone from time to time. From 2,380 to 2,500 pedal 800m to climb Roc Colom which is higher than the Costabona, the electrified ones have climbed almost everything, and the motorbike will push a little. Good views, 100% cyclable descent to Coll de Pal. Subsequently 1.1km of rise to the Costabona is hard, hard, the electrified with Turbo Levo have climbed it all but they were side by side, and without motor, the entire bike should be dragged for about 20/25 minutes.
Summit of the Costabona panoramic of Canigó, in the sea, from the Montseny to the Balandrau … really AWESOME.
Baja Costabona: a totally cyclable technical start difficult for the trail and alpine meadow with a very strong slope, fortunately the terrain was dry and we have done it but a little humid should be very complicated. They are 2.5 kilometers wild and almost vertical, we have done a lot but you have to like the high mountains. Well, really the tension with which you go down, it tires a lot, because a small mistake could be fatal.
In the Honda Fonda where cars are parked, we take the wonderful Liens track without anybody, fast, gentle, green-carpeted and full of marmots and roe deer, and other cattle, pure marvel.
We find the GR-11 and at 800m the Carboneres trail begins, another wonder of the area if it is dry as today. Humid should also be complicated by the roots but today it was being eaten very much with only a few feet on the ground and a charming forest.
The set of the descent by meadows, motocross, track flow and path is better than what can be done in the area.
Max elevation: 2502 m
Total climbing: 1717 m